The Door Peninsula is off and running with its spring offerings, as it welcomes a weekend of the Door County Half Marathon, gallery openings, live music and Mother’s Day activities. Is your weekend wide open? Let us help you fill it in with our top picks for the weekend ahead.
Friday, May 6
May is here and with it comes the opening of many Door County galleries! Check out who is hosting open houses, receptions and interactive activities this weekend here.
Are you interested in learning which frogs are behind the quacks, trills, peeps and snores you’ve been hearing this spring? Head to The Ridges Sanctuary Cabin for an informational session on Door County frogs before heading on a hike. 7 pm.
Madison’s “farm rock ‘n roll” crew The Sharrows will perform for the Door County Half Marathon Party, hosted by Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor. 7 – 9 pm.
Saturday, May 7
This year’s Door County Climate Change Forum takes place in Sturgeon Bay’s Stone Harbor Resort, with a focus on opportunities for forging a healthier, more prosperous world. For more on the event and to register, visit climatechangedoorcounty.com. 8 am – 2 pm.
Have you ever wanted to see the inner workings of Bay Shipbuilding and CenterPointe Yacht Services? Take part in the Noon Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay’s 24th annual shipyard tour – the only day of the year when these shipyards are open to the public! 9 am – 2 pm.
Semi-pro football is back in Door County as the Door County Destroyers start their preseason with a game against the Chippewa Valley Predators at Baileys Harbor Rec Park. 3 pm.
Head to The Cookery on Saturday afternoon for the music of Jess Holland and Nick Hoover, the duo behind Door County band Deathfolk. 3:30 pm.
Sunday, May 8
Happy Mother’s Day!
Celebrate the wonderful woman in your life with a variety of options this Mother’s Day, from the Peninsula Singers annual Mother’s Day Concert to a walk exploring the history of a girls summer camp in Peninsula State Park.
The Door County Potter’s Guild invites the community to their annual studio tour this weekend from 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Handmade vases will be featured at the seven studios, each of which has their own distinct styles and techniques.
Sunday marks the final of a two-day workshop with Alaskan native healers at the Nelson Healing Center’s “Healing, Storytelling & Plant Medicine.” The women will share traditional teachings about energy medicine, storytelling and song. On Sunday, they invite the Door community to join them in a free, public, traditional outdoor fire ceremony and Blessing of the Children on the grounds of the Nelson Healing Center. 11:30 am.